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Getting ready for recovery begins by clearing out the chemicals.

Overcoming addiction is a difficult process, one that often begins with a medically-supervised detox program. Lingering toxins from long-term substance abuse can stall the healing process and lead to continued suffering, making it difficult for patients to focus on their recovery. Combined with the effects of poor nutrition that many drug users experience, it's essential to resolve these issues to clear the way for lasting recovery. 

At Foundry Treatment Center Steamboat, we do this by providing an individualized, compassionate care plan for each patient in our detox and residential treatment programs. Combined with a well-balanced diet created by our in-house chef and the use of carefully selected supplements, our initial detox program acts as a catalyst for recovery that jumpstarts neurobiological healing to help patients regain their health for the journey ahead.

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Commonly Abused Substances

Every person struggling with substance abuse has unique circumstances and factors that have led to their addiction. Contending with addiction doesn’t make you a bad person, although many people who have an addiction may feel that way for a time. It simply means you are dealing with a mental health condition and need to get better. 
The effects of substance abuse differ depending on the length and severity of use, but addiction can be successfully treated with detox followed by a residential or outpatient component. The following are commonly abused substances that could benefit from Foundry’s detox program and short or long-term treatment at our facility.


Because of its legality, accessibility and social acceptance level, alcohol is one of the most frequently abused substances. It is particularly dangerous because it lowers inhibitions and makes actions like drunk driving more acceptable to the person consuming it. Long-term abuse can also cause substantial harm to your liver. Additionally, alcohol withdrawal can trigger life-threatening symptoms like seizures, heart problems and a condition known as delirium tremens, making it essential to seek a professional, medical detox for a safe experience. 


While not entirely legal in the United States yet, marijuana is becoming decriminalized and more socially acceptable at the state level. The effects of marijuana on the psyche are milder than that of harder drugs, but the increased potency that consumers have been seeking has made this drug much more addictive than in years past.  


Opioids come in many forms, including heroin and prescription drugs like Vicodin, fentanyl and Oxycontin. But they are all extremely addictive, susceptible to abuse and cause extremely unpleasant withdrawal symptoms that are difficult to overcome alone. Certain opioids are prescribed by doctors for a host of different reasons ranging from surgery to chronic pain management, but addiction can happen even with legitimate medical use.

Cocaine & Crack

Cocaine is a stimulant often used casually or in social situations. Dependence can rapidly develop because of its powerful effects on a person’s mood and thinking, however. Cocaine is even more addictive when converted to crack cocaine, a smokable form that often leads to harmful binges. The psychological effects of crack and cocaine withdrawal are severe, but can be overcome with professional help.


Other stimulants include amphetamines and methamphetamine, which are designed specifically to speed up the body’s functions. Some stimulants, such as Adderall and Ritalin, can be prescribed legally to treat conditions like ADHD, while methamphetamine is sold illegally as a street drug. Stimulants work by releasing a large amount of dopamine to produce an intense, euphoric high, but coming down is an unpleasant process that most users try to avoid. This can lead to long-term use that damages the brain and makes it difficult to feel pleasure while sober, so stimulant addiction often requires counseling, professional detox and specialized care to overcome the lasting psychological effects.     


Benzodiazepines are a sedative that have the opposite effect of stimulants; they are designed primarily to slow down brain activity, producing calmness and relaxation. Often prescribed for anxiety and sleep disorders, benzodiazepines like Xanax, Valium and Klonopin are beneficial for certain people but are often abused due to their intoxicating effects. Like alcohol, benzodiazepine withdrawal can be dangerous and cause seizures, hallucinations and an increased risk of suicide, so professional help is needed to detox from these substances.

Why Detox with Foundry?

It is shown that people who go through the detoxification process with a support program like ours at the Foundry are more likely to find long-term success in recovery. This comes down to having someone in your corner to help push you through those moments that would otherwise be too much to overcome alone. 

Aside from that, detox can come with significant health risks depending on the substance and whether there are any underlying conditions to consider. Complications like psychiatric issues, seizures, delirium tremens and acute alcohol withdrawal syndrome are some of the more severe withdrawal symptoms, but restlessness, anxiety, fatigue, insomnia, cramping, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, rapid heartbeat and high blood pressure are also common during detox.

Having trained medical professionals in a controlled environment monitor the detox process can ensure a safe experience, with expert symptom management that prioritizes the comfort and well-being of each patient. A positive experience during detox also sets the stage for a productive, successful recovery as participants prepare to transition into a residential or outpatient program.


Our Process

Every incoming client receives a full medical evaluation by Foundry Treatment Center Steamboat team members before beginning programming. Evaluations include blood work, a thorough physical, and an in-depth assessment to gauge and address initial withdrawal symptoms. All aspects of detoxification take place in one of our comfortable, specialized detoxification rooms.

Clients accessing our detoxification services receive individualized care plans to aggressively manage discomfort, anxiety, or other symptoms that accompany withdrawal. Patients are involved throughout this process and the joint decision-making between patient and provider is key to success. By co-creating a personalized treatment plan rather than using traditional one-sided treatment models, we add an extra level of engagement that empowers patients to take ownership of their recovery so they can get the most out of their time with us.

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Additional Medical Assessment Options

Clients are also offered these medical assessments:

  • Thyroid function
  • Blood counts
  • Electrolyte levels
  • Kidney function
  • Liver function
  • HIV, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Screen for diabetes
  • Cholesterol levels

Results from these assessments help to formulate a supplement regimen and rule out acute medical issues that can complicate early recovery. Once the client is free of withdrawal symptoms they are cleared to participant in regular residential treatment groups, activities, and events.

Call today to get started on your journey or if you have any questions.

Contact Foundry

Call today to get started on your journey or if you have any questions.

(844) 955 1066